Apple iDevice July 21, 2017

iOS 11’s Control Center Sports a new one-page layout, a dark color palette and more importantly, the ability to customize, which has been among the most requested features since Apple introduced Control Center at iOS 7 in 2013.

While it’s not open for third party programmers and there’s a section In Control Center you can’t mess up with, Apple has generated some additional controls which you can increase the bottom of the Control Center.

These controls allow you do things faster and add new functionality that didn’t exist before. Display, Recording management brings on the device display, recording to iOS. Apple TV, Remote controller brings a fully fledged Apple TV remote to the Control Center.

But looking at the Control Center itself, there is no clear visual Cue regarding how it can be customized. The Now View, for example, has an Edit button at the bottom of the page. To customize the Control Center, you need to go two levels deep in the Settings app.

How To Customize iOS 11 Control Center

Step 1: In your device running iOS 11, tap the Settings icon from the Home screen.

Step 2: Select the Control Center item from the list.

Customize Control Center on iOS 11

Step 3: From here, select Customise Controls.

Step 4: In the next screen, you will find two sections — Included and Available. If you’ve customized the Today View widgets, this screen will be familiar.

Customize Control Center on iOS 11

To add a control, tap on the green + icon next to the control’s name. It will now appear in the Included section.

Step 5: You may add as many controls as you want. And talking about the customization part, you can reorder them as well. At the far right of a list item, you’ll come across a handle (three parallel lines). Tap and hold to grab it and move it up or down to reorder the specific control.

Once you’re done customizing, swipe up from the base of the screen and you will come across the new controls right there.

Notable Controls

Customize Control Center on iOS 11

Customizable Control Center is easily in the top 5 when it comes to awesome new iOS 11 features. Currently, my favorite controls are screen recording, Apple TV remote, cellular toggle and Low Power Mode toggle.

Customize Control Center on iOS 11

There are more toggles that I find useful from time to time — the magnifier control for example.

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